Saturday, July 16, 2011

Audi R8 Better World

The Audi R8 is a mid-engined sports car introduced by the German automaker Audi in 2007. The car's first appearance was in 2006, appearing at auto shows and events around the world. The R8 is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo platform, as Audi has full ownership of subsidiary Lamborghini SpA Audi announced in 2005 that the name of the Audi R8 race car will be used successfully for a new road car in 2007 The Audi R8, based on the Audi Le Mans Quattro concept, which is based on the Audi RSQ concept vehicle first, appearing at the Geneva Motor Show 2003 and 2003 International Motor Show. The R8 was officially launched at the Paris Motor Show September 30, 2006. There is some confusion with the name that the actions of cars with the Le Mans winning R8 LMP. At first, many thought that the car is called the R9 (as there is a gap in numbering left when Audi announced the R8's successor, the diesel-powered R10). The Audi R8 is equipped with a 4.
2 L 420 hp V8 FSI Development (414 hp/309 kW), the same engine as seen in the Audi RS4. The gearbox is a manual or a metal grid "R-tronic" gearbox (gearbox clutch of a single robot). These are the same options that are available on the Lamborghini Gallardo. A gearbox with double clutch (DSG, S-tronic) is not currently (January 2008) available. Price for the R8 model starts from € 104,400 (plus tax, depending on the country). The U.S. base price is $ 109,000. The R8 has a dry weight of 1560 kg (3439 pounds). Its suspension utilizes magneto rheological dampers. As Audi AG owns Lamborghini, 15% of the R8 is shared with the Lamborghini Gallardo, including the transmission and chassis. The R8 is still distinct by its exterior styling, cabin, engine and prices. The Audi R8 also has a Bang & Olufsen audio as an option.

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